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Denim Air
Denim Air logo.png
Founded 1996
Bases Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Fleet size 22
Destinations (charters for other airlines)
Parent company Panta Holdings B.V.
Headquarters Hoofddorp, Netherlands
Key people Jaap Rosen Jacobson (MD)
Eric Hespeel (CCO)

Denim Air B.V. is a charter airline based in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands. It provides ACMI wet lease services to other airlines. Its main base is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.[1]

It is wholly owned by Panta Holdings and has 242 employees (at March 2007).[1]



This airline was established in 1996 and started operations on 26 April 1996. In January 1999 the Spanish airline Air Nostrum wholly acquired Denim Air. In October 2002 the management team of Denim Air bought back the shares in a management buy-out. In June 2003 it started operating domestic flights in Germany from Augsburg to Düsseldorf and Berlin. In 2005 scheduled operations ceased after the airline was acquired by Panta Holdings which used to own VLM Airlines. It has since concentrated exclusively on providing ACMI services and in 2006 operations were moved to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

Denim Air is mainly targeting African, Asian and other willing markets, operating for United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees in Sudan and Central Africa, for the Norwegian Army in Afghanistan, for Veba Oil in Libya. The airline also operates aircraft for airlines, mainly African airline, Arik Air and Spanish airline, Air Nostrum, they also operate 1 aircraft for African airline, Air Affaires Gabon.


Denim Air solely operates under wetlease (ACMI) contracts on behalf of Airlines, United Nations, NGO's, Army Forces.


The Denim Air fleet includes the following aircraft (at 14 September 2009): [2]

Denim Air Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers
Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 10 52 7 operating for Air Nostrum
3 operating for Arik Air
Fokker 50 10 50 1 operating for Air Affaires Gabon
3 operating for Arik Air
1 stored at MST
2 stored at TIP
Fokker 100 3 - 1 stored at XSP
1 stored at WOE
1 operating wet lease
Total 23

At 30 July 2009, the average age of the Denim Air fleet is 14.6 years ([1]).


  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International: p. 72. 2007-04-03.  
  2. ^ Denim Air Fleet - Ch-aviation

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